Why do I have to authenticate with Facebook?

If you're not using an exchange, then law requires us to ensure you're not on the United States sanctions list or located in any of these restricted jurisdictions. We're using Facebook account verification to complete this check.

We know this kind of sucks. Privacy is a top concern for the Bitcoin ecosystem. We won’t use your Facebook data for any other purposes and will never post to your account. If you’d rather not share your Facebook information, you can still go through a participating exchange.

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